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With schools closing come gang concerns (access required)

Much has been made of the potential negative consequences of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closures and consolidations — whether they will affect students’ ability to learn or teachers’ ability to teach. But some members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Gang Intelligence ...

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City’s role in affordable housing questioned (access required)

In Charlotte, affordable housing has lately been at the fore of the “What role should government play?” debate. When voting for bond proposals Nov. 2, residents showed support for the city’s efforts to provide affordable-housing units. But the $15 million ...

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Former mayors taken aback by committee mix-up (access required)

After receiving a letter from Mayor Anthony Foxx’s office Sept. 13, signed, to the best of his knowledge, by Foxx himself, Eric Dudley thought it was all settled. He was the new chairman of the Business Advisory Committee. But three ...

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Republican addition could bring board bipartisanship (access required)

Despite the red wave that swept the House of Representatives across the country Tuesday, the Democrats on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners were able to hang on to their majority, losing only one seat. Although all six seats held ...

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